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Pete Skiba

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APD needs help finding armed wanted man

Albany police are seeking the third suspect in a recent armed robbery/assault.

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City man shot during robbery

A 22-year-old Albany man suffered a gunshot wound to the thigh running from an armed robber Friday.

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Navy JROTC draws 160 in Lee County

Speaking before a local civic club, the senior instructor for the Lee County schools’ NJROTC illuminates the program.

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Police/Fire/EMS report for December 8, 2012

APD responds to at least 39 incidents.

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Local man’s ‘hippie’ look gone to Locks of Love

An Albany businessman grew his hair for a cause and got shorn for love two years later.

Shooter on loose since 4 a.m. today

Shooter on loose after shooting man in thigh during robbery

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Police/Fire/EMS - Dec. 7, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 37 incidents.

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Man indicted on drug trafficking charges

A Dougherty County grand jury indicts an Albany man Wednesday on drug charges, including trafficking.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Dec. 6, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 34 incidents.

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APD investigation ends with captain's resignation

An Albany Police Department and Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit captain resigns following an in-house investigation.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Dec. 5, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 43 incidents.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Dec. 2, 2012

Albany police respond to at least seven incidents.

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Celebration of Lights Parade wows crowd

The Albany Celebration of Lights Parade lives up to its reputation as the way to celebrate the holidays with lights, music and fun.

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Police/Fire/EMS report for December 1, 2012

Albany Police Department responds to at least 19 incidents.

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Men wanted for Terrell County burglary arrested

Acting on a Terrell County burglary warrant, Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit agents arrested two men on drug and other related charges about 3 p.m. Friday, a drug unit agent said.

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Motel, fast-food robber found guilty

A jury takes about an hour Friday to judge a man guilty of 10 counts including armed robbery after a week long trial.

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None injured in house fire started with hot grease

A cooking fire is the No. 1 cause of destruction in Albany all year long, Albany Fire Department Chief James Carswell says.

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ASU honors Patsy Martin for service

Albany State recognizes the distinguished banker and Realtor at its Community Service Banquet.

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Police/Fire/EMS report for November 30, 2012

APD responds to at least 40 incidents.

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Group promotes ethics in government

Common Cause brings ideas on government and ethics to the Carnegie Library in Albany on Wednesday.

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Infant taken from drug-dealer's house

Drug agents net 1.25 pounds marijuana, $2,200 in cash and rescue an 8-month-old girl during a drug bust, authorities state.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Nov. 29, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 29 incidents.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Nov. 28, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 39 incidents.

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Two arrested for shooting at Merry Acres Inn Friday

Acting on information from the community, Albany police arrest two in Friday’s shooting case.

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Molotov cocktail hurled into Albany apartment

An arsonist hurls a fiery mixture through a bedroom window, but no one is injured in the blaze.

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Rural brush fire threatens area homes

A fire burns through grass, bushes and trees, but succumbs to firefighters before reaching homes Thursday.

Woman pedestrian killed in crash near Americus

A pedestrian was killed on US 280 near Americus Thursday night.

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Mudslinging for fun at 'Dirty Devil Dog Mud Run'

More than 500 people slip, run and splash through mud at the Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany fun and mud run Saturday.

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Agents arrest suspect on meth charge

Undercover agents finish a crystal meth delivery from Henry County and arrest one man in Albany.

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Civic club focuses on unity under God

Marine Col. Don Davis speaks as a man with belief in God, his country and the community Friday at the Exchange Club.

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Dougherty police officers deliver food for those in need

Dougherty County Police Department officers deliver 30 turkeys and trimmings to St. Clare's Neighbors in Need program.

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Mother, 81, left in horrid conditions

Two brothers leave their mother to with maggots in her ulcers and bedsores for longer than a month, Dougherty sheriff’s deputies say.

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Police/Fire/EMS report for November 17, 2012

APD responds to at least 42 incidents.

81-year-old mother suffers "abominable" abuse from sons

Mother left in filthy abusive conditions by her two sons.

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Police/Fire/EMS report for November 16, 2012

APD responds to at least 31 incidents.

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Fire wrecks apartments on Marie Road

Albany firefighters get an apartment fire under control just after noon Wednesday.

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Wanted man wrecks car in drunken driving crash

A wanted man crashes a car and ends up wanted on drunken driving and other charges.

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Elderly woman falls prey to caregiver's greed

A caregiver to an elderly Dougherty County woman steals more than $7,000 from her through an ATM.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Nov. 14, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 40 incidents.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Nov. 11, 2012

Albany police stop publishing weekend reports.

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Veterans, family and friends remember

The fifth annual Salute to Veterans at Albany's Veterans Park Amphitheatre brings respect to veterans.

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Police/Fire/EMS report for November 10, 2012

Albany Police Department responds tot at least 50 incidents.

Police/Fire/EMS report for November 9, 2012

APD responds to at least 46 incidents.

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Grand jury indicts two in separate rape cases

The Dougherty County grand jury indicts two men on rape charges in separate cases.

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Man questioned in home invasion case

A man sought for questioning in a home invasion case is released by police.

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Police, fire and EMS reports for Nov. 8, 2012

A driver is charged with DUI following an early Wednesday morning one-car wreck on Slappey Boulevard.

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Teenage trio hits five cars

Dougherty police say three teenagers checked about 70 cars before entering five that were unlocked.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Nov. 7, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 47 incidents.

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'Most Wanted' man nailed on armed robbery charge

Albany police arrest a man hiding in an Albany motel bathroom on an August armed robbery warrant.

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Weather could be severe again; Prepare for it

Superstorm Sandy misses Georgia, but severe weather preparation still a necessity cautions Saturday's fair.